[mythtv-users] using myth-tv for gaming (external station)

Brad DerManouelian myth at dermanouelian.com
Tue Jan 2 18:05:03 UTC 2007

On Jan 2, 2007, at 9:53 AM, gasser wrote:

> Hi everybody
> I'd like to use mythtv for gaming on my playstation. I have  
> connected my
> station to the composite-in of my tv-capturing card (hauppauge pvr  
> 350) and
> set the channel up using mythtv-setup.
> Now, i'm able to switch to the playstation in mythTV and i do see  
> the pic and
> hear the sound.
> My only problem is, that the picture and sound are about 3s too  
> late. I think
> it is because mythTV records everything to harddisk first and then  
> gives the
> recorded picture to the screen.
> Is there any possibility, to turn the recording off just for the
> playstatrion-channel or just for the composite-in? Any other  
> possibility to
> get rid of the lag (down to something < 0,5s would be enough for  
> playing, i
> think).
> Any hint is appreciated. Thx.

You'll need to use something like xawtv to view real-time captures.  
Add a menu item in Myth to launch xawtv and use that instead of the  
normal Myth "LiveTV" option when you want to play the console.

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